The end of the day doesn’t need to end your enjoyment of your landscape. Landscape lighting can help transform your property with stunning nighttime displays. Strategic placement of landscape lights can enhance your property’s nighttime curb appeal. Plus, lighting can be used to increase both safety and security throughout your property.
Depending on your needs and desires, there is no shortage of choices in lighting types and designs. Some fixtures are designed especially for illuminating walks or entryways. Others are made especially for lighting up trees and shrubs. From simple plastic lights to ornate copper fixtures, and from buried to surface-installed packages, there are all sorts of options. Low-voltage and even solar-powered landscape lights are available. Beautiful nighttime illumination can be achieved without sending your electric bill through the roof.
Varied and dramatic effects can be created with landscape lighting. The type or types that you choose should be based on your preferences and the unique layout of your property. Here are some examples of popular lighting arrays:
Uplighting/downlighting – Lights mounted below or above a plant or object shine up or down to highlight its features.
Path lighting – Special fixtures mounted on short stakes cast pools of light downward to light a walkway or stairway.
Backlighting – A background area is flooded with light to make objects in front of it appear as silhouettes.
Shadowing – A light fixture in front of an object illuminates it and casts its shadow on a background surface.
Security lighting – Floodlights mounted on poles or in trees provide broad illumination to discourage intruders.
Light up your landscape and enjoy it long into the night!